Hull clinch Miller deal

Hull FC's long search for a scrum-half ended today when they completed the signing of Australian Jacob Miller on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The Black and Whites tried to sign the 20-year-old Wests Tigers player before the season started to enable him to line up alongside major signings Gareth Ellis and Daniel Holdsworth but the NRL club insisted he remained part of their plans under new coach Mick Potter.

Miller recently lost his place in the Tigers team, however, and he was today released by the club.

It's a timely acquisition for us in a position we have been looking to cover for some time now.

"Jacob is a player that has all the attributes to be a quality half-back and we feel can really benefit our side, as well as improving his own game."

– Peter Gentle, Hull FC coach